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Last week, once again, a school in the U.S endured a mass shooting. 

17 innocent people lost their lives, at what was the 18th school shooting of 2018 (45 days in… let that sink in).

Naturally, there was an out pouring of the classic 'thought and prayers,' but for the survivors of this atrocity – enough is enough. 

In an anti-gun rally held this weekend, the brave students who survived the shooting in a Florida high school spoke out, and we heard them. 

Student organisers told US media that they were determined to make the shooting a turning point in the national gun debate – placing a lot of the blame on the political situation.

Emma Gonzalez was one of the students in the school during the shooting, who took to the podium to attack Donald Trump and other politicians for accepting donations from the NRA (National Rifle Association).

"If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and… how nothing is going to be done about it, I'm going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association," said Ms Gonzalez.

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"It doesn't matter because I already know. Thirty million dollars. To every politician who is taking donations from the NRA – shame on you!" 

David Hogg, a senior in the high school, also spoke out eloquently, urging those listening to act. 

"This is not just another mass shooting. No shooting is just another mass shooting," he said.

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"This needs to be a turning point. This shooting was the result of a number of situations and individuals, but action can still and should still be taken to prevent something like this from happening. People in Congress, people in state legislatures, just lawmakers in general, need to stand up and not let these political divisions prevent them from saving children's lives."

These incredible young people have organised to march on Washington, in protest of America's incredibly lax gun laws. 

"On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard."

We stand with these brave students.

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Two people have been killed in a mass shooting at a school in Benton, Kentucky.

Both of the deceased victims were aged 15. 

19 others have been injured in the shooting, 14 of which sustained gun shot wounds on the grounds of Marshall County High School.

A 15-year-old male student was arrested at the scene, said Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.

He will be charged with murder and attempted murder. 

'This situation was interrupted, there is no way of knowing how far it would have gone.' Lt Michael Webb told The Mirror.

The school was placed on lock down and the premises was evacuated. 

'They was running and crying and screaming,' local business owner Mitchell Garland told the Associated Press.

'They was just kids running down the highway. They were trying to get out of there.'

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At least three people are dead after a shooting at an elementary school in the USA.

Several students are also reported to be injured.

The incident occurred at Rancho Tehama School in Tehama County, 200km away from San Francisco. 

The gunman was killed by authorities. 

'I know that we have airlifted a number of students,' Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told KCRA3.

'I know that the school's been cleared. I know that we have children that were attending school in a safe location at this time.'

The area remains on lockdown at this time. 

We will bring you more on this story as we have it. 

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Just hours after President Obama gave an interview to the BBC discussing how his “greatest frustration” as the President was his failure to enact “common sense” gun control laws, another mass shooting has taken place.

This time the incident occurred in Lafayette, a town in the state of Louisiana. The gunman, who is believed to be a 58-year-old “lone, white male” shot dead two people before taking his own life.

It is almost three years to the day that James Holmes shot and killed 12 people and injured a further 70. It was only days ago that he was found guilty of all charges against him.

While it has not been confirmed, many outlets have reported that the shooting took place during a screening of Amy Schumer’s new hit-comedy, Trainwreck.

Amy, along with a host of other celebrities, has tweeted her devastation upon hearing the tragic news. 

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